I love little city breaks. There’s something exciting about a quick change of scenery, even if it’s only in Leeds, which is why Rhianna and I always try to get away for our birthdays. This year, Rhianna chose to go somewhere new, so we spent 24 hours in Liverpool!
Now, as I said, Liverpool was a totally brand new experience for me, so I was very excited to check it out. We arrived on the Sunday to some glorious weather and started making our way to the Titanic Hotel. Sadly, we thought it was on Albert Dock (which is a 10 minute walk away), but it’s actually on Stanley Dock (a 40 minute walk away). Top tip for next time: get a Uber, it costs like £3.
The Titanic Hotel is beautiful. Like seriously, one of the most stunning places I’ve ever stayed. It is 100000% well worth being a bit further out of the centre. We had one of my favourite meals ever at Stanley’s Bar & Grill, watched the sunset across the dock, and drank the night away at the hotel’s rum bar. It was about as perfect as any night could be.
After sleeping in quite possibly the comfiest bed ever, and then having the most incredible shower (seriously the Titanic Hotel is amazing), we checked out and ventured into Liverpool.
First thing’s first – we needed breakfast. We’d had a few recommendations, but most people suggested Moose Coffee, and we aren’t surprised. The Moose pancakes are INCREDIBLE, and the menu has something for everyone. If you’re ever looking for brunch in Liverpool then make sure this place is at the top of your list.
We then spent a few hours wandering around Albert Dock and taking endless amounts of instagram photos, because Liverpool is basically the most photogenic place ever. We also went into the Tate, but I won’t talk to you about that because it totally sucked.
Towards the end of our 24 hours in Liverpool we went up to Bold Street and discovered Love Thy Neighbour (the coolest cafe/bar in existence) before heading back to the station for the train home.
Considering we were literally in Liverpool for 24 hours, I feel like we crammed plenty in and it gave me a real taste for the city. Now Liverpool is top of my list for cities to visit again, and I’ve kinda fallen in love with the place.
Liverpool, let’s do this again soon, okay?
Have you been to Liverpool? Where are your favourite places to go? Let me know in the comments!